Marquise de Pompadour, c.1749/55 - Canvas Print
Maurice Quentin de La Tour

Location: Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Original Size: 175 x 128 cm
Marquise de Pompadour, c.1749/55 | Maurice Quentin de La Tour | Giclée Canvas Print
Maurice Quentin de La Tour | Marquise de Pompadour, c.1749/55 | Giclée Canvas Print

Giclée Canvas Print | $55.57 USD

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*Max printing size: 41.3 x 30.3 in
*Max framing size: Long side up to 28"

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"Marquise de Pompadour" will be custom-printed for your order using the latest giclée printing technology. This technique ensures that the Canvas Print captures an exceptional level of detail, showcasing vibrant and vivid colors with remarkable clarity.

Our use of the finest quality, fine-textured canvas lends art reproductions a painting-like appearance. Combined with a satin-gloss coating, it delivers exceptional print outcomes, showcasing vivid colors, intricate details, deep blacks, and impeccable contrasts. The canvas structure is also highly compatible with canvas stretching frames, further enhancing its versatility.

To ensure proper stretching of the artwork on the stretcher-bar, we add additional blank borders around the printed area on all sides.

Our printing process utilizes cutting-edge technology and employs the Giclée printmaking method, ensuring exceptional quality. The colors undergo independent verification, guaranteeing a lifespan of over 100 years.

Please note that there are postal restrictions limiting the size of framed prints to a maximum of 28 inches along the longest side of the painting. If you desire a larger art print, we recommend utilizing the services of your local framing studio.
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If you select a frameless art print of "Marquise de Pompadour" by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, it will be prepared for shipment within 48 hours. However, if you prefer a framed artwork, the printing and framing process will typically require approximately 7-8 days before it is ready to be shipped.

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The execution of this portrait in pastel, exceptional in both scale and quality, cost Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704-1788) three years of work. Madame de Pompadour is seated in her salon, surrounded by objects that symbolise her role as patron of the arts - literature, music, astronomy, engraving. She herself made etchings, sometimes retouched with a chisel - as evidenced by the plaque on the right, which bears Pompadour sculpsit.

Leonardo da Vinci used the pastel from its inception and described it as 'a way of colouring dry'. This paste was obtained from finely crushed dyes mixed with resin, in tones of innumerable shades (more than one thousand six hundred exist), and was probably brought to Italy from France. It is a soft and very fine material which allows the colours to be muted, obliterated, reapplied or overlaid. In the eighteenth century its success was enormous. Some artists, such as Quentin de La Tour, worked only in pastel; many others used it for life sketches and portraits. Quentin de La Tour was admitted a member of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1746. He imposed himself as a portrait painter of the royal family and of prominent figures in the ruler's entourage; he was able to convey the psychology of his models with subtle insight, capturing fleeting emotions. For formal portraits, such as that of the Marquise, he paints the head in the presence of the model on a round sheet of paper, which he attaches to the composition. In pastel, large sizes are rare, but de La Tour's skill and virtuosity are of such a class that he achieves perfection both in the rendering of the silk dress embroidered with gold, the lace and velvet, and in the exquisite sculpting of the face and the delicate softness of the skin.

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